Which Strictly Come Dancing contestant might be forced to quit?
Laura Whitmore has warned fans that she might be at risk of having to leave the Strictly Come Dancing competition.
The TV presenter was ruled out of last Saturday night’s show after being diagnosed with a “myotendinous strain of the right flexor hallucis longus muscle”. Laura told fans the build up of fluid in her leg swollen her ankle and left her unable to walk, but luckily she was allowed a chance to recover before continuing on into the next week.
However, it appears as though the injury has not completely healed in time for this weekend’s performance.
Writing for Glamour Magazine, she explained: “From today [Tuesday], I should be allowed to start training again as I’ve had almost five days off my feet and the swelling has reduced, but the fear is, if it’s not fully recovered it could get inflamed again.
“We have a lot to catch up on but I’m not ready to throw the towel in just yet. It’s too much fun (yes despite the wonky ankles, tears and stress it’s the best show to be part of!)”
The celebrity contestant confirmed that she would be forced to withdraw from Strictly if unable to dance this Saturday night: “You’re allowed to miss one show if the doctor says you are not physically fit to dance – but only one.”
Laura and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice are set to perform the Tango this week, dancing to “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones for the Halloween edition of the show. You can check out the full song and dance list here.
Hopefully Laura will make a speedy recovery in time for the show.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 6:45pm on BBC One.